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tonight, first ladies, influence and image. a look at jane pierce and harriet lane. followed by president obama, vice president biden, and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. -- paying tribute to her congressional aide, gabe zimmerman. later, al sharpton's action network annual convention. >> probably the most tragic of all our first ladies. she hated the office. hated it with a passion. ,> they took to the white house they had eight rooms they had to furnish. >> but she spent much of her time writing letters. to her dead son. in her great grief she called him, my precious child, i must write to you even though you are never to see it or know it. a very poignant letter written by a grieving mother. >> they were on a train and there was a terrible accident. >> the train ride was very devastating for the family. an axelrod broke on the train and benny did not survive the crash. >> she concluded that this was god's judgment. that the loss of her son was god's punishment. >> the house was too much for her to take care of. i don't think she was interested in housekeeping part
and image. we learn about the final first ladies of the antebellum era. we meet jane pierce whose tenure in the white house was defined by overwhelming loss. by the time she and her husband arrive at executive mansion, they have lost all three of their young sons and she finds heifer self -- finds her self crippled by grief. we'll delve into jains pierce and to help us understand more about this first lady, meet our guest who is the author of a new biography of jane pierce pierce."ane appleton 1852. what are the issues that bring franklin pierce to the white house? >> the situation was dire at that time. everything was in turmoil. there were problems between the north and the south and the slavery issues and the democratic party to which he belonged was split. and there was a situation where they were having to find a nominee for the presidential election but they didn't want anybody from the south, obviously because of the slavery situation. franklin pierce appeared to them to be the best bet as a ominee at that time. and merely because of his putation as a marvelous rack etere but he h
was a great girl, and everybody loved her. >> i want to thank our guests for this program on jane pierce first and harriet lane. both of our guests have books available l where you can read more about these first ladies. one is "remembering the ladies," and "first ladies an intimate portrait of the women who shaped america." thank you to both of you for being with us, and thank you to all of you for being our audience this evening. ♪ 6 >> our series of first ladies continues next week. we will look at mary todd lincoln. we will travel to her childhood home of lexington, kentucky. watch next monday live at 9:00 p.m. eastern. and our website has more about the first ladies, including a special section, "welcome to the white house" produced by our partner, the white house historical association which chronicles life in the executive mansion during the tenure of each of the first ladies. with the association, we are offering a special edition of the book "first ladies of the united states of america" presenting a bog if i and pour -- biography and pour trait -- pportrait of each first lady. >> c
'll look at her life and that of her predecessor, jane pierce, along with your questions and comments by phone, facebook, and twitter, "first ladies," machine night, live at 9:00 eastern on c-span and c-span3, also on c-span radio and c-span.org. >> this morning, reuters correspondent jeff mason and usan ferrechio discuss the senate, and the grown-up coming immigration bill. and then we look at the backlog of claims at the department of veterans affairs. and later, scott snyder from the counon
in some ways. >> our conversation on jane pierce, wife of the 14th president franklin pierce is now able on a website, c-span.org/first lady. tune in monday for our next program on first ladies mary todd lincoln. >> one of the questions i'm asked about is why did we do this. the shorter answer is that the shipment was so important about our national heritage but to naval history around the world that it needs to be preserved in the story would be passed on to future generations. that's the short answer. the more complex answer is what position the monitor still has yet unfulfilled and what facilities like the mariner's museum and education from the outreach efforts, what those things are continuing to do today to help us understand our relationship with the sea in a relationship with america and pass. spent to we are currently in what's called the clean lab are what you expect in a normal conservation lab. so this is where final figures and artifacts are carried out. this includes chemical coating, constructing support mounts for objects, you know, doing additional cleaning in a dry and
at two administrations and two decidedly different women. while jane appleton pierce is in the white house her life is defined by the overwhelming loss of her children. by the time her husband, franklin pierce, is elected, two of their three boys are dead. and their last remaining son, 12-year-old benny, dies in a train derailment before president pierce is inaugurated. then harriet lane, the adopted niece of james buchanan. although president buchanan is ranked by most historians as a failure, harriet's tenure as official white house hostess is wildly popular. after years of schooling and entertaining while her uncle served as a u.s. ambassador to great britain only 27 when she comes to live at 1600 pennsylvania avenue to become first lady. jane pierce and harriet lane. on "first ladies" live monday night at 9:00 a.m. on c-span and c-span 3 and c-span radio nd c-span.org. our web site has more about the first ladies including a special section welcome to the white house. produced by our partner the white house historical association. which chronicles life in the executive mansion du
ladies, influence and image. a look at jane pierce and harriet lane. followed by president obama, vice president biden, and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. -- paying tribute to her congressional aide, gabe zimmerman. later, al sharpton's action network annual convention. >> probably the most tragic of all our first ladies. she hated the office. hated it with a passion. ,> they took to the white house they had eight rooms they had to furnish. >> but she spent much of her time writing letters. to her dead son. in her
for this program on jane pierce first and harriet lane. both of our guests have books available l where you can read more about these first ladies. one is "remembering the ladies," and "first ladies, an intimate portrait of the women who shaped america." fork you to both of you being with us, and thank you to all of you for being our audience this evening. ♪ [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> next week, mary todd lincoln. in remains a central figure our country's history. she was a political partner to or has been endured a loss of three of for four sons. -- her four son. we will travel to her childhood home in lexington, ky. the lincoln cottage here in washington, d.c., where she spent time with their family during the tumultuous years of the lincoln presidency. eastern on at 9:00 c-span and c-span 3 and on c- span radio and c-span.org. our website has more about the first ladies, including a special section, welcome to the white house. it chronicles life in the executive mansion during the tenure of each of the
ladies jane pierce and harriet lane. republican senator rand paul talks to students at howard university. then a conversation with iowa .enator chuck grassley later a confirmation hearing for president obama's choice to lead the white house budget office. the senate has been discussing gun legislation this week. there will be a procedural vote thursday to advance the bill. we spoke with a reporter earlier about the measure. >> the correspondent with the "national journal" it was announced the expanded background check proposal. what should we know about it? >> it creates a lot of buzz in the senate, which is interesting to watch. -- is different from the porme the proposal that was introduced by the senator of new york because it is not an universal background check. it mandates background checks for gun purchases at gun shows and over the internet. it is not mandating a background check if i'm going sell you a gun. >> what motivated the senators, a democrat and a republican to work together on this compromise? >> it could be any number of reasons. 91% of the public, i think is the lates
her. meet harriet lane. we will look at her life and that of her predecessor, jane pierce, along with your questions and comments by phone, facebook, and twitter. monday night, live at 9:00 eastern. saturday, on american history tv, a chance to weigh in live on emancipation and civil rights him and the role of corporations in american life in both panels from the organization of american historians annual meeting from san francisco. it starts at nine: 30 a.m. eastern with a look at the history of the black freed me from -- movement am a followed by your questions and calls. then at noon, a debate on the role of corporations in american life. that is also followed by your questions live at 1:30. , saturday,fe starting at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span's american history tv. "washington journal" continues. host: ed o'keefe is a congressional reporter for the "washington post." what is the significance of thursday's vote? caller: the senate is going to talk. -- guest: the senate is going to talk. a debate will begin tuesday afternoon on a series of measures. he will start with the big
and ships are named after her. meet harriet lane. we will look at her life and that of her predecessor, jane pierce, along with their questions and comments by phone, facebook, and twitter. at 9:00adies" tonight eastern on c-span. also on c-span radio and at c- span.org. >> certainly, general petraeus thought that his private communications were going to remain private. we all should have that reasonable expectation that when we are communicating with one person, we are not communicating with the government. we are not laying out our whole life to the government. we should have that privacy. >> we want the government to be trustworthy, but we do not want to say the american people, trust government. againstyour defense being abused. as we see new problems, you should pass laws to protect people's privacy and their fourth amendment rights, rather than saying, the government has not abused those yet -- why are you concerned? or the courts may come in and save the day. they might, but while we are here, why don't we make sure that the law catches up with the fourth amendment? >> does the govern
, jane pierce, along with your questions and comments by phone, facebook and twitter. first ladies tonight at nine eastern on c-span and c-span3, also and c-span rated and c-span dot radio. >> the president for americans for tax reform grover norquist was joined by house majority leader eric cantor and other republicans during a text a press conference on friday. this is 15 minutes. >> thank you everyone for coming today. this is our annual americans for tax reform tax date did press conference. my name is ryan, i'm director at americans for tax reform. before turning it over to grover i wanted to briefly go to the handouts that you have on your seats for our c-span audience and others that may be watching this that are not live here today. you can find all of these handouts on a website which is www.atr.org. we have a handout on 100 years of the income tax. this is the 100th anniversary of the income tax in its modern forms we have a handy chart comparing with the income tax look like when it was first out of 100 years ago and how much it is grown today. we have the top 10 tax hik
features and jayne pearce, the wife of franklin pierce. jane per se's time in the white house was defined by her grief over the deaths of her three sons, the last killed while sitting with his parents at a train derailment. we'll see how that affected her life and her husband's presidency. harriet lane was a frequent hostess, a fashion trendsetter, and a strong lobbyist for native american rights. on more on jane pierce and , live monday at 9:00 p.m. eastern. our website has more about the first ladies, including a special section, welcome to the white house. it chronicles life in the executive mansion during the tenure of the to the first ladies. we are offering a special edition of the book, first ladies of the united states of america, presenting a biography and portrait of each first lady. for theailable discounted price of $12.95 plus shipping that c- span.org/products. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies in 1979, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> up next, remarks from former secretary of state and first lady hillary clinton. obama was in
.org/first ladies. and tune in monday for jane pierce and harriet lane. >> talk about some of the people of the movement. who were the people who most moved things? was it came, malcolm x, the death of mr. evers, carmichael, john lewis? >> all of the above. all of them had different roles in the movement. one of the ways in which i tried to explain to students is that rosa parks made martin luther king possible. martin luther king did not make rosa parks possible. if she had not done what she did by refusing to give up her seat on that montgomery bus, martin luther king would have simply been an articulate, well- meaning baptist minister. it is because the rosa parks that we are talking about him today. she opened up the possibility for him to display those qualities that he had and to rise to the occasion. >> this weekend, stanford university professor labor and carson joins other civil rights historians at the organization for american historians annual meeting in san francisco. all of the panel, professor carson takes your questions live. it arts saturday at 9:30 a.m. eastern on east
-span.org/firstladies. and tune in monday for first ladies jane pierce and harriette lane. >> earlier today steny hoyer held a briefing on strengthening manufacturing and job creation. he was joined by fellow democrats who all planned to introduce bills in the near future. this is 25 minutes. >> [laughter] >> i just said no whispering in the back. i'm so pleased to be joined by so many of my colleagues here to discuss the reintroduction of our make it in america agenda in this congress. three years ago house democrats introduced our make it in america plan to create jobs and revive our manufacturing sector. and we have been pushing hard for its consideration. leader pelosi is giving a speech right now or she would be joining us. but she and i have been very, very strongly advocating, along with our entire caucus, the creation of jobs which we believe is our number one job in america. the number one objective that americans want us to be pursuing. we'll be able to work with republicans to pass a handful of make it in america bills last congress, including the export-import bank, re-authorization of the ameri
will look at her life and that of her predecessor, jane pierce. along with your questions and comments by phone, facebook, and twitter. first ladies, monday nights at 9:00 eastern on c-span and c- span three. also on c-span radio and c- span.org. >> "washington journal" continues. host: joining us now is dr. patrician quinn from the national center for girls with adhd and serves as their director. thank you for serving us. what is adhd? guest: a chemical disorder that usually starts in childhood that may persist into adulthood and is comprised of a set of says -- symptoms. it usually involves trouble paying attention, distractibility. they may also include hyperactivity impulsivity, but it is not and everyone with the disorder. it is usually also genetically and heritage, so we see other family members with similar problems. we also see that there are other conditions, usually the result of insult during pregnancy or later on neck and also mimic or look like the same symptoms in adhd. host: the cdc came out with new numbers this week, 11% of school-age kids with it. what do you make of
. we will look at her light -- at her life and her predecessor, jane pierce. first ladies, monday night live at 9:00 eastern on c-span and c- span three. also on c-span radio and c- span.org. >> we like to think it is an important book in the sense that it tells you how the course works. there are so few good books out there that explain what is the process, how do they go about this, how do they decide be cases, what are they saying to one another. we see cases where the court is split 5-4. what do they really think? to their personal feelings get into it? it is a book about capital punishment and how the book -- the courts operate. >> we dig into the memoranda, theand forth between justices, and a lot of stuff is available. i was just fascinated by the human side of it. haveny cases, justices reservations about capital honest men meant. >> abc news veterans martin clancy and tim o'brien on the capital punishment cases that have defined the supreme court. tonight at 9:00 on "afterwords. " >> "washington journal" continues. host: we want to welcome back to c-span tom tarantino. he is th
are named after her. harriet lane, her life and that of her predecessor jane pierce, along with your questions and comments by phone, facebook, and twitter. tonight at 9:00 eastern. also on c-span radio and c- span.org. >> "washington journal" continues. host: senator roger wicker is our guest, republican of mississippi guest: glad to be here. host: let's start with the sunday talk shows. a lot on immigration garrett senator marco rubio who edited the airwaves. he gave his support to this gang of eight plan. guest: he was on seven sunday talk shows yesterday, setting a record. you have to say this for him. he is showing some leadership. he is in a unique position to do freshman, as a cuban- american, representing the hispanic community. my hat is off to him for trying to solve a problem that we all want to solve. here are two things i like about the plan. it does not kick in until the border is secure. 100% since the original awareness of what's going on, on the border, and 90%. . the situation right now is we have 50% enforcement. that just amounts to a porous border. one of the def
conversation on jane pierce, wife of the 14th president franklin pierce is on our website for "first ladies." .washington journal" continues host: we are back with senator ben cardin, democrat of ireland on the senate foreign affairs committee, -- democrat of maryland on the senate foreign affairs committee. let's begin with the situation in boston. when did you find out and what was your reaction? guest: i happen to be walking past a television monitor and saw the breaking news and was shocked and i knew right away this was a terrorist episode. i saw the damage that was done in knew that a lot of people would be hurt had it is just -- hurt. it is just traffic. we were briefed on it. the law enforcement is doing their work, and i think they minimized the damage and have also conducted the investigation the way it needed to be to preserve evidence and follow every lead. host: what did you find out in the briefing? what stood out? guest: the damage that was done , the people that lost their suffering -- our prayers go out to the families of the victims. it was horrific and it happened at a ve
in some way. >> our conversation on jane pierce, wife of franklin pierce, is now available on our website, c-span.org/firstladies. and tune in monday for our next program on first lady mary todd lincoln. >> an i understand pent investigation released a report this week that said the u.s. for toured suspected terrorists in the aftermath of the september 11 attacks. the report also criticizes the indefinite detention of prisoners at guantanamo bay. the two-year investigation was conducted by a task force made up of former members of congress and former officials from the departments of state and homeland security. members of the task force discussed their findings on wednesday at the national press lub. >> thank you, jim, and thank you for your leadership on the task force, and i want to express my thanks to the constitution project, but also to all of my fellow task force members, what they brought to the table in terms of experience, wisdom, public service, really made a difference in the development of this project and important eport. there's more than 24 findings and recommendations. w
and banks. then, focusing on the lives of jane pierce and harriet lane. later, that -- president obama, vice president biden, and deborah giffords late -- pay tribute to her congressional aide, gave zimmerman. >> this week on "the communicators," a look at cyber attacks and critical infrastructure. in the state of the union address president obama said our enemies are seeking the ability to set the touch up our grid, financial institutions, traffic control stwe have reprel three of those industries. gentlemen, i want to start with an opening question for each of you. what are some of the attacks that have happened on your industry and how are you preventing them? we begin with tom kuhn of the edison electric institute, which represents several electric companies in the united states. everyfar -- we get pings day from various sources, but so far the major attacks we have had have been on customer information systems or things of that nature. they have not been attacks that keep me up at night, which are the ones that would do some damage to our critical infrastructure. >> how do you work to p
ways.asted in >> our conversation on jane pierce, wife of the 14 president franklin pierce is not a valid but -- is now available on c- span.org. our in next monday for program on mary todd lincoln. >> this documentary comes from zachary cohen of the adele davis academy in sandy springs, georgia. his message to the president looks at funding for education. it is a second prize-winning video in this year's c-span studentcam competition. >> this is a jewish spinning top. when a dreidel is falling, we have two options of -- pick it back up or just leave it there. >> what is the most important issue for the president? is it the economy, foreign affairs? what about healthcare? those are very important issues but don't you think there is one central issue that can solve all our other problems and we should tackle the first? , what mighthinking the big issue be? want to think about it, it is simple. jnowjjkknowledgee kids the they need to solve these problems? public-school education in this country has taken a backseat to other concerns. that hurt us badly at the nation. one of t
-span.org/first lady. tune in monday for first ladies jane pierce and harriet lane. >> senator rand paul spoke to students at howard university. he talked about his party's history of opposing slavery. howard university is a historically black college founded after the civil war. senator paul also took questions after this 50-minute event. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. would like to thank the president and the faculty and the students letting me come today. people ask me are you nervous about speaking at the university, some of the students may be democrats? my response is the trip will be a success if i can get the hilltop to have a headline that says a republican came to howard but he came in peace. my wife asked me last week, she said do you have doubts, do you have doubts about trying to advance a message for an entire country? the truth is sometimes. when i do have doubts i think of a line from t.s. elliott. a line that says how should i presume to spit out the butt ends of my ways. when i think of how political enemies twist my ways i think of those words, when i'm pinned on presum
and that of her predecessor, jane pierce go along with your questions and comments by phone, facebook and twitter. first ladies tonight at nine eastern on c-span and c-span3. also on c-span radio and c-span.org. >> last week treasury secretary jack lew testified on the president 2014 budget request for his department. he talked about possible tax increases and changes in social security benefits. the hearing was held by the house ways and means committee and runs about two hours. >> and [inaudibl[inaudible conv] >> good morning. the committee will come to order. well, good morning, mr. secretary, and welcome to the ways and means committee. the last time you testified before this committee was as mr. director. and so please allow me to publicly do what i've already said you in private, and that is to congratulate you on your new post. as you are well aware, this committee has broad jurisdiction and interacts with many departments and agencies, none more important than the treasury department. as such, it is my sincere hope that we will be seeing a lot of each other, and, equally important, that o
, jane pierce. as well as your comments through facebook and twitter. also on c-span radio and c- span.org. earlier today, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke talked about the u.s. economy and community development. he spoke here in washington for about 20 minutes. [applause] >> hi. atm very happy to be here the biannual federal reserve system conference. the work you are doing here, sharing research and exchanging ideas on how best to further the development of low-income communities is vitally important. resilience theme, and rebuilding, reflects that low-income communities were particularly hard hit by the recession. employment and housing show signs of improving, but conditions in lower income neighborhoods remain difficult by many measures. for example, analysis reveals that vacant housing units tend to be concentrated in neighborhoods that have high unemployment rates, low educational levels, at a low median incomes. while some of these are in inner cities, some are in the suburbs. likeanalysis and others show the close connections of housing conditions, educational levels, and
and ships are named after her. meet harriet lane. a look at her life and that of her predecessor, jane pierce, along with your questions and comments by phone, facebook, and twitter. c-ight at 9:00 eastern on span and c-span 3, also c-span radio and c-span.org. >> certainly general petraeus thought his private communications were going to remain private. we all should have reasonable expectations that when we are communicating with one person we are not communicating with the government. and we are not laying out our whole life to the government. we should have that privacy. >> if we want a government to be trustworthy but do not want to say to the american people, trust the government. that is your defense against being abused. as you see new problems we should pass laws to protect people's privacy and their fourth amendment rights rather than say the government has not abused as yet, why are you concerned? or the courts maye
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